Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2018 Ford Escape vehicles over an issue with the side curtain air bag that could cause injury.
The defect: the side curtain air bags on these vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment of the inflatable curtain air bag.
The hazards: if the component detaches during deployment, it may enter the passenger compartment and be a projectile within the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of injury.
Components: service: air bags.
Affected vehicles: 2018 Ford Escape.
Number of vehicles affected: 10,157 (United States number).
The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger side curtain air bags, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 29th, 2018.
Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford Escape recall can visit http://owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. On that page, customers can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 17S44
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 17V803000